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The Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical
Based on the television program created by Paul Henning. Book by David Rogers. Music and lyrics by Gregg Opelka.

Cast: 10m., 12w. With doubling 7m., 9w. Extras as desired. Granny, Jed, Jethro, Elly May, Mr. and Mrs. Drysdale and Jane Hathaway—all your favorites from the '60s TV comedy—are back—and this time they're singin'! When Jed Clampett becomes an overnight millionaire, thanks to the discovery of oil on his little Ozark patch of land, he decides to pack up the truck and move the family to Beverly Hills, California. Hilarious hijinks ensue as the Clampetts adjust to high society and, more importantly, as high society adjusts to those ever-unpredictable, fish-out-of-water hillbillies from back east. Local banker Milburn Drysdale and his faithful girl Friday secretary, Jane Hathaway, quickly take control of Jed's finances and do everything to make the Clampetts—and their prized bank account—stay right there in Beverly Hills. But the banker's efforts are imperiled when a couple of crafty con artists cook up a scheme to hoodwink Jed out of his not-so-hard-earned millions. Meanwhile, Jethro's got girl problems (if you call having three beautiful babes chasing you simultaneously a problem), Elly's got growing-up pains, and Granny just wants to go back home to the simple butter-churnin' life she knows and loves. Despite watching his "black gold" turning quickly into blackmail, Jed Clampett remains unruffled because he knows that, in the end, a country boy's always quicker than a city slicker. With a hilarious script by Tony-nominee David Rogers and score by award-winning songwriter Gregg Opelka, this down-home, boot-stompin' extravaganza will send your audience home happier than a boll weevil in a cotton field. Two int. sets. Approximate running time: 2 hours.

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Status:  (Subject to Restriction)
Type of show:  Musical
Catalog Code:  BE3
Cast Size:  22
Royalty:  Submit Application.
Prepublication Manuscript:  $35.00
Published Script:  $9.50
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Categories
Target Audience: High School | Family (All Audiences)
Performing Group: High Schools | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Comedy
ISBN (10): 1583426981
Biographies
Gregg Opelka has written music and lyrics for nine musicals, including The Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical, which will have its Chicagoland world premiere in summer 2014 at Theatre at the Center, Munster, Ind. Based on the popular TV comedy, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Musical is written by two-time Tony Awards nominee and veteran TV comedy writer David Rogers. Additionally, ...More
David Rogers, Broadway playwright who has written for television, opera and night clubs as well as authored five novels and many short stories, died June 5, 2013, in Westport, Conn. He was 85 years old. Of his six Broadway shows, he was best known for his 1981 Tony- nominated musical Charlie and Algernon, for which he wrote the book and ...More
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* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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